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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council last week authorized an agreement that would connect the city to a proposed state trail. Read more

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NEWCOMB | Downtown Newcomb, as downtowns are traditionally thought of, does not exist. It’s three miles along Route 28N of a house here and a business there, with a park or a government building scattered along the way. Read more

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WESTPORT | The route for the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) 2019 Grand Hike, set for May 11, has been announced. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | A popular High Peaks trailhead known as The Garden will be closed this spring and summer while the Town of Keene replaces a failing bridge over Johns Brook. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | For a half-century, climbers of “trailless” mountains in the High Peaks could usually, but not always, find a metal cylinder strapped to a tree with the name of the corresponding peak stenciled on the side. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | The state received approval from the Adirondack Park Agency last week to proceed with the third phase of a trail system at the redeveloped Frontier Town campground and equestrian center. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | A consulting firm is seeking public input on proposed updates to signage along the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, a stretch of recreational trail that runs through Route 28 and along the Hudson River watershed. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The state and a coalition of partners are rolling out a new effort to reduce the number of backcountry search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks. Read more

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Imagine: You’ve always wanted to visit northern New York, so when your bike-touring friends decide to ride the Empire State Trail, you are ready to go. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Representatives of the central Adirondack Five Towns coalition expressed disappointment and a degree of anger last week over a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups intended to prevent the state from building a 140-foot bridge... Read more

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RAY BROOK | The campaign to increase the number of Forest Rangers who patrol the Adirondack Park has taken center stage in state budget hearings. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | A fully developed network of recreational back-country trails between North Creek and Thirteenth Lake may become a reality if pending plans are realized. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | North Hudson Supervisor Ronald Moore is hoping the second time’s the charm. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | With Lake George’s two municipalities poised to take over primary administrative responsibilities and funding of the Lake George Teen Center as of Jan. 1, the village board hosted its director Haley Pogonowski... Read more

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NORTH ELBA | The state Department of Environmental Conservation, green groups and local officials celebrated the opening of a new trail last week designed to reduce congestion in the High Peaks. Read more

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MINEVILLE | In the wake of a particularly devastating storm that heavily damaged the Adirondacks, a bus from the Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility showed up in a particularly hard-hit community, ready and willing to help clean up... Read more

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KEENE | Parking on Route 73 near the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead will be permanently banned starting Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced, and “No Parking” signs will be installed by the end of the week. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | The Adirondack Balloon Festival — regarded as one of the nation’s premier family-oriented events — is to return to the area Sept. 20 through Sept. 23 in its 48th annual edition. Read more

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WESTPORT | Any equestrian will tell you that horses aren’t all fun and games. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | People who are seeking new outdoor adventures in Warren County will soon be able to locate and read about a vast array of local recreational venues on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Read more

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